at a recent odnr unitization hearing a neighbor attended, it was stated that the driller was going to be targeting the point pleasant formation in S\E Ohio. Not being familiar with point pleasant, I started doing some internet searching to bone up on it only to end up befuddled.
Are they two separate or just one and the same?
I believe you Snort, but as you know, the perception of possible damage can be stronger than fact. Just a short story. In the early eighties a clinton well on a neighboring farm became unprofitable and was plugged. That day my perfectly good water well, a half mile away, filled up with gray muck and burned up the submersible pump. The well was useless, it never cleared. (I realize that it was different strata and formations.) The next day I contacted the company plugging the well. I was told that such a situation could not possibly happen. That day I talked to a lawyer who was a friend and he told me it would be cheaper to drill a new well than go after the company responsible. Absolutely true story, and it cost me several thousand dollars. Things like that make me a little touchy about what O&G companies tell me. I don't mean that as a disrespectful reply to your expert knowledge. I just wonder, as a layman, if the injection well experts can see every seam and fissure under the surface. I am hoping that you are right. The future of my family and every other family in these counties where frac water is being injected counts on them being honest and competent. I really would like to see our area developed, but not simply as a garbage dump. Only the injection well owners benefit then. Thanks again for your expertise.
I totally understand. I have a 300 acre farm in Arkansas and know the value and expensive of water wells. I'm not going to defend all the energy companies out there since there are several (like CHK) that I would never work for. We do have to do our business right to protect the fresh water but I suspect some companies value the next quarters profits over doing what is right. Drilling operations are designed to prevent what may have happened to your well but it was to be executed properly.
Waterless frac. fan chiming in here fellows.
CO2, Gas even Oil for frac. purposes seems to be the prudent thing to do.
The E & Ps need to get good and efficient at it as well so as to cheapen up the processes.
No waste is an extremely attractive alternative considering all of the drawbacks / hazards using H2O (which we've all read about).
Your reply provides much needed and appreciated insight pertaining to the Utica / Point Pleasant and real world developmental endeavors.
Thank you for your very informative reply James Vanderink.
Giddyup JIP !
Good luck to all of us !
Can you send me the map you are referring to Thanks Don